“Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and microorganisms, the genetic information they contain and the ecosystems they form. Biodiversity is usually explored at three levels – genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. These three levels work together to create the complexity of life on Earth.” Source – Australian Museum.     

The Gold Coast is one of the most bio-diverse regions in Australia, with 49% of land covered in native vegetation of which only 19% is in public ownership. The health of our biodiversity is threatened by a rapidly growing population and subsequent development as well as climate change.

Gecko works constantly to protect the biodiversity we have and to advocate for the purchase of additional land for conservation to enable the survival of species into the future.

Two major biodiversity campaigns Gecko is currently involved in are the survival of koalas and the protection of Springbrook National Park’s, World Heritage status.

Current Actions

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Koala Conservation Update 2020

The State Government has been developing a koala conservation strategy for several years in response to the alarming decline in koala numbers over past decades. This is mainly due to…
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Wildlife Care Organisations needing Donations

The toll on wildlife throughout the eastern states of Australia has been high, but many small and large wildlife care organisations are trying to rescue and care for injured and…
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Coomera Connector Proposed Road

The public consultation period for the Coomera Connector (southern section), or M2 as some call it, will begin on Saturday 9th November, from 7am –3pm at Carrara Markets. This is…

Moreton Bay Marine Park Review

Currently Moreton Bay Marine Park’s southern boundary is the northern Seaway wall and the west takes in some of the Broadwater. The review is in 2 stages, with Stage 1…
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Koalas in Our City

Regrettably there has been little improvement in the plight of the koala on the Gold Coast and throughout South East Queensland as the population continues to grow and the development…
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Tourism or National Parks

In recent months the Department of Tourism has called for expressions of interest for development of eco- tourism ventures in National Parks. Queensland has only 7% of its area as…
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Campaigns Update May 2019

Federal Elections and climate policy: After years of frustration with federal government inaction or worse on climate change, the topic is now well at the top of election discussions. The…
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GC Bulletin 21st February – Tom Tate said:

MAYOR Tom Tate is challenging environmentalists to “show us the money” as the Gold Coast City Council gives the green light to buying up koala habitat. Consultants warned a year…
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Protecting World Heritage in our Backyard

Springbrook National Park is a short drive inland from Surfers Paradise and is a national park that is so exceptional that it has the status of being a World Heritage…
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Koalas in Our City – Going…going..

Your help is urgently needed in the campaign to save the Gold Coast’s koalas. It is only public pressure on both State and Local Government that will force action.
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Koalas in Crisis

Our furry friends are in trouble. Despite Borobi koala being chosen as the icon for the Commonwealth Games this year, the real koalas on the Gold Coast are in dire…